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Fumi and Morita Interview from FTB Movie Guide

Thank you to sketchbaka

Highlights are that Rukia's seiyuu didn't know that Ichigo's feelings for Rukia ran so deep. Ichigo's seiyuu tells us to watch for Kenpachi, Renji and Byakuya in the move and we're sure to get a laugh! Morita also says he significantly changed the way he voices Ichigo for this movie and describes the process. Kubo-sensei is described as being present for the two days of recording.





Anime Movie the Third with history.
It's nearing Third Movie's official release, so how is it?

Morita
Continuing from the first and second, to think that we're able to continue this happy experience, to the point of official release of the third movie, is really thanks to everyone. Even now, to think that a story with me as the lead actor to be made into a movie, and three times on top of that, I have a lot of uncertain feelings. (laugh)

Oririn
What a negative respond. (laugh)

Morita
But, really, for us to be able to reach until here, must be because of everyone's support. Following the success of the manga, Bleach anime is also breaking it's fifth year. The communication between casts and staffs are becoming deeper, it plays a big part I think.

Oririn
Famous and skillful, but still trying to polish own self and aiming for a performance that is more than great. Surrounded by those kind of casts gives me encouragement to work harder. To be able to create this movie together with everyone really makes me happy.

Morita
And there's a lot of fans supporting "Bleach" from behind. Everyone's support became one, connecting this third movie, I feel so.

What's your thoughts when you first heard that the third movie will be a story that is centering around Ichigo and Rukia?

Morita
When I first read the scenario, compared to the first two movies, I feel that it's becoming a condensed story. I think that it's becoming a story of 'revolution of origin' with the beginning of Bleach, the meeting of Ichigo and Rukia as the main spot.

Oririn
I was surprised by the catchcopy, "Sayonara Rukia." Director Abe also told me, "Something bad is going to happen to Rukia," so I felt insecure (laugh). But then I saw that the first episode is going to happen in the movie, that because there was history of TV anime of Bleach, this movie is able to be made. Because of that, I think the movie may become one that could pierce through deep into the hearts of people who have been supporting us until now.

To convey things that couldn't be seen...?
Which part from this movie themes that is strongly expressed?


Oririn
Movie is something to be seen but what this movie want to convey is something that couldn't be seen by eyes. I think if you want to tell it by words, it will be, 'Bond,' but then something important deep inside our hearts is going to complaint. I think the theme is very sensible that it couldn't be explained by words.

Morita
Because we have practically done doing this third movie, I strongly feel about the 'bond' with Rukia and the soul's connection beyond that. We acted the episode of Ichigo and Rukia's meeting four years ago. And then in the middle of our journey until now, as Morita and as Ichigo as well, there're times when we became used to our mutual relationship. Then once again, a shocking meeting was drawn, I and also Ichigo, are reminded on how important Rukia's existence is. We're able to question it once again. I think this series is becoming like that.

Oririn
I know that Ichigo is thinking about Rukia but I never thought it is something this deep, it was a bit unexpected. Just now it sounds good to be called as, 'history,' because of things in the past we have today, and it's connecting to the future. Ichigo and Rukia's relationship is not something that was built in a blink of eye, it's something that building up, is what I strongly felt.

It's quite complicated, isn't it?

Morita
For me myself, I feel that this time's theme, 'bond,' is connection between souls that is thicker than blood, but if you say it is everything then it will feel different and won't do. The first movie was, 'protect' the second was, 'believe' I bury those keywords deep inside while performing. But this time, it won't do just by using the 'bond' word. Even if you say, "I really love you," to your lover, you still couldn't tell how much you love the person. My feelings right now is exactly the same as that. But even if 'bond' couldn't describe it, 'great bond' will sounds strange (laugh).

We're going back to what Orikasa-san has said.

Morita
There are a lot of things packed inside of one emotion. From that inside, just by choosing one won't lead the way. I wish to leave it to everyone's point of view to see and feel just how deep the feeling is.

Oririn
That's right. Let's leave it to every fan who come to see the movie, with their own thoughts and feelings, whether the movie is becoming a deep movie or not.

This time it doesn't only have heartful scenes but action also got it's own highlight, is this true?

Morita

The battle scenes became even more flashy than usual. The movement of Ichigo and other shinigamis that were projected on big screen are being refined to look more acrobatic. The speed is fast, it doesn't overlook the whole manga I think. Whatmore, Zaraki Kenpachi, Abarai Renji and Kuchiki Byakuya, these three are the movie's promised persons so please keep notice on them. You will get an extraordinary laugh.

Oririn
Ufufu (laugh).

Morita
Actually some parts concerning Renji are linked with the first movie. Please don't miss it, if you could prepared first by reviewing the DVD, then if you laugh I will be very happy.

Is Ichigo and Rukia's confrontation also one of important points?

Oririn
It was their first confrontation but this time Rukia herself doesn't have any memories so I just go along with it without thinking about anything.

Morita
It was difficult for me. Ichigo could never attack Rukia, you know. So it's really hard to fight. It must be difficult for Ichigo to see the changed form of Rukia.

Progress in the Recording
How was the recording?

Morita
Well, the first movie was our first time so we really got worked up, but because this time is the third time, the recording itself became a stylish one without any meaningless acts. The whole recording was built so one can observe from behind, we could concentrate only on the performance, it was a very fun recording. I was able to perform the core of Ichigo without thinking any wicked thoughts. Only, it was my first time to shout, "Rukia!" so much like this.

Oririn
Usually it was me who keep on calling, "Ichigo!" right? (laugh)

Morita
I discovered a new acting way to cry out, "Rukia" wistfully.

Speaking of performance, we heard that Ichigo is being 'renewal'?

Morita
That's right. I changed my voice this time. It's the fifth year and the third movie after all (laugh).

Oririn
Is that so? (laugh)

Morita
Actually Ichigo's voice has changed numerous times until now. I think you will know by hearing the very first episode that Ichigo's voice now is really different. I'm leaving behind my own turning point and let Ichigo grow. This time's Ichigo, like going back to the first Ichigo, I performed while raising my voice a bit. Whatmore, usually I always talk in monotone, like being disinterested but this time more or less I attempt to put intonation so the word itself have their own expression. Actually I wasn't trying to show off, but when I was practicing in my home, this Ichigo's voice was born naturally. When I asked myself why, I realized just how much Rukia's existence is able to move your heart. If this voice is able to come out naturally from my own self, to be able to act the way it is, I think my own heart will be touched easier as well. Then at the recording, I was able to act with this voice.

As result, did the Sound Supervisor give you an OK?


Morita
I did secretly without asking other's opinion. I got scolded and only NG (no good) was out so I was worried (laugh). Because the voice accent is following, Ichigo's change in emotions was able to came out in story.

Then did Orikasa-an put any changes as well?

Oririn
Because this time it was specially made into a movie, but even so I didn't make any changes. I'm always entrusted to perform Rukia in TV anime version until now, I'm always striving to express one by one Rukia's feelings. It's not different at all with the movie. Only, in Inuzuri's time, the young Rukia who was living together with the twins, her personality back then is different with the Rukia after her meeting with Ichigo. I feel that she's becoming cooler. During flashback scenes, I performed while keep conscious on different way of expressing emotions of those time axises.

Any good memories during the recording?

Oririn
At the scene when Ichigo and Rukia's memories are returning, I was told to insert an ad-lip of a warm word that symbolize Rukia. But because Rukia used to say insults, I couldn't come up with anything (laugh).

Morita
That time everyone tried very hard to figure it out but after all we could only came out with "Tawake/Idiot." It was troublesome. "I don't remember ever being told warm words!" then everyone burst into laughter.

Oririn
All the casts and staffs were laughing hard, come to think about it, Kubo-sensei who came was laughing as well. By seeing those smiling faces, I really can feel their trust on us. It really leaves a good impression.

Morita
Even though he was busy, he kept looking after us for the whole 2 days of recording. His appearance gave strength and safe feelings to our hearts.

Message
Last, do you have any message to fans?

Oririn
This time is something like, "This feeling that couldn't be described by words." (laugh) What the characters are holding in their heart, couldn't be expressed by single word, doesn't have shape and couldn't be seen but they're actually connected from the core.... I strongly thought that rather than seeing, I wish everyone could feel that particular parts.

Morita
For me, I hope for fans to think together about the importance of calling out someone's "Name". This time, Ichigo is calling out Rukia's, Renji's, Byakuya's and other people's name but no one calls out Ichigo's name. Even though you're calling out no one answer, now I know how sad it is having no one to call your name. Name isn't only meant to call but also to be called, this kind of thing. I wish for everyone to see the movie and feel how important this thing is. And after finish watching the movie, I wish everyone will call out the name of the person you love.

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And just one more thing, from Bleach TV http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=GhEKY05uhT0 around 4:35 when the narrator is speaking about Ichigo.

"First, Kurosaki Ichigo. High school student with a high spiritual power. He got shinigami power from Kuchiki Rukia and worked as substitute shinigami. He believes that it is his mission to protect Rukia."

ORLY?
 

ETA: attention Renki-chan and others who wanted it. Road Mark doujin in JPEG. IshiHime, G. http://www.sendspace.com/file/jhrvyy Still looking for someone will to do a brief summary of the Japanese.
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